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jmasoncooper on Why is Westworld in the West?

I feel like you (ScholarSarah) have really hit on something by bringing up this notion of individualism.
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Lizzy on Total Recall: Dream or Not A Dream? Let’s Settle This Once And For All

Hey: I believe the writer left it up to the person watching his film, to make the decision. He wanted to say good… more

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Chimalpahin on Episode 440: The Moana-Myth

Love you guys and I liked the film but man was it problematic, I KNOW YOU DON’T LIKE THE TERM WRATHER BUT I’M GONNA… more

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Lholcombe on Why is Westworld in the West?

The most important aspect of the western myth is what it says about who we are and where we came from. Or, rather,… more

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ScholarSarah Well Actually on Why is Westworld in the West?

Another aspect particular to the Old West that might be important is the emphasis on individual action. The low… more

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clayschuldt on Why is Westworld in the West?

At first I thought the western theme was actually a safe guard. By setting this fictional world in the 1800s this… more

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jmasoncooper on Why is Westworld in the West?

I feel like in connection to the idea of cultural legitimacy there also a question of myth vs. history. “The West”… more

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Derdrom on Episode 440: The Moana-Myth

Whew! I was blown away (but thankfully not turned to ash) when Moana had the T2 nightmare, and re-blown away when… more

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Mark Lee OTI Staff on Episode 440: The Moana-Myth

This didn’t make the show, but in the pre-show conversation, we pointed out some parallels between Moana and, what… more

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yellojkt In A Way on Episode 440: The Moana-Myth

No talk about the ocean is complete without a reference to “Atlantic City” starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFXGBDhi6X8

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The Freedom of Other Worlds

We read and analyze three of this week’s comics, which all have something to say on the subject of alternate timelines and parallel universes. Featuring Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, and Back to the Future!